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Pigeons from Hell

By Robert E. Howard
  • Writer : Robert E. Howard
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Number of Pages : 28
  • Category : Fiction
  • Review Counts : 634
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  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-the-zombie.pdf

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A fascinating read for anyone from general readers to hardcore fans and scholars, this encyclopedia covers virtually every aspect of the zombie as cultural phenomenon, including film, literature, folklore, music, video games, and events. The proliferation of zombie-related fiction, film, games, events, and other media in the last decade would seem to indicate that zombies are "the new vampires" in popular culture. The editors and contributors of Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture and Myth took on the prodigious task of covering all aspects of the phenomenon, from the less-known historical and cultural origins of the zombie myth to the significant works of film and literature as well as video games in the modern day that feature the insatiable, relentless zombie character. The encyclopedia examines a wide range of significant topics pertaining to zombies, such as zombies in the pulp magazines; the creation of the figure of the zuvembie to subvert decades of censorship by the Comics Code of Authority; Humans vs. Zombies, a popular zombie-themed game played on college campuses across the country; and annual Halloween zombie walks. Organized alphabetically to facilitate use of the encyclopedia as a research tool, it also includes entries on important scholarly works in the expanding field of zombie studies. • Provides comprehensive coverage of topics about or relating to zombies in film, literature, folklore, and popular culture • Features work from contributors who are dedicated scholars, authors, or fans in the zombie genre of work • Supplies dates with all names and works to give readers a sense of the historical context and evolution of zombie lore • Includes concept entries—for example, comedy, free will, and weapons—that place works in a logical, thematic context

Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories that Speak to Our Deepest Fears [2 volumes]

By Matt Cardin
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn Code : 1440842027
  • Number of Pages : 967
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 635
  • Pdf File: horror-literature-through-history.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This two-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of horror literature that spans its deep history, dominant themes, significant works, and major authors, such as Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, and Anne Rice, as well as lesser-known horror writers. • Describes horror literature during different periods, thus helping readers understand the roots of modern horror literature, how works of horror have engaged social issues, and how horror has evolved over time • Connects horror literature to popular culture through sidebars on film adaptations, television shows, video games, and other nonliterary, popular culture topics • Includes excerpts from selected literary works that exemplify topics discussed in the entries that support English language arts standards by enabling students to read these excerpts critically in light of the entries • Prompts students to consider the nature of horror as a genre, the relationship of horror literature and social issues, and how horror literature intersects with mainstream supernatural concerns, such as religion

THE WEIRD WEST TALES - Supernatural & Occult Western Series

By Robert E. Howard
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Isbn Code : 8026869788
  • Number of Pages : 107
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 487
  • Pdf File: the-weird-west-tales-supernatural-occult-western-series.pdf

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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE WEIRD WEST TALES - Supernatural & Occult Western Series” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Howard wrote one of the first "Weird Western" stories ever created, "The Horror from the Mound." This genre acted as a bridge between his early "weird" stories (a contemporary term for horror and fantasy) and his later straight western tales. Robert Ervin Howard (1906-1936) was an American author who wrote pulp fiction in a diverse range of genres. He is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sorcery subgenre. Table of Contents: The Horror From The Mound The Man On The Ground Old Garfield's Heart Black Canaan The Dead Remember Pigeons From Hell

Frightening the Vast Wasteland: Classic TV Horror Series

By Michael Samerdyke
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  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn Code : 1387339311
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Art
  • Reviews : 544
  • Pdf File: frightening-the-vast-wasteland.pdf

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In the early Sixties, Newton Minow, head of the FCC, dismissed commercial television as "a vast wasteland." However, this was the era of sophisticated programs such as "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" and "The Twilight Zone." "Frightening the Vast Wasteland" looks at horror on American TV from the mid-Fifties to the mid-Eighties. It examines the best horror episodes from "Alfred Hitchcock Presents," "The Twilight Zone," "Thriller," "The Alfred Hitchcock Hour," "The Outer Limits," "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "The New Twilight Zone" to see how they worked to frighten the viewer in the age when the Big Three networks ruled TV.

Goth Chic

By Gavin Baddeley
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Plexus Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 0859657086
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reviews : 946
  • Pdf File: goth-chic.pdf

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Goth Chic is the first book to properly explore Gothic culture in the modern world. Gavin Baddeley unearths hidden gems from the underground alongside better-known manifestations, including horror comics, fetish clubs, Goth-rock superstars and vampire cultists. The result is a book that provides a peerless primer for Gothic culture novices and an incisive analysis to challenge and compel even the most seasoned veteran of this dark underworld.

An Analytical Guide to Television’s One Step Beyond, 1959–1961

By John Kenneth Muir
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 9780786455348
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 593
  • Pdf File: an-analytical-guide-to-television-s-one-step-beyond-1959-1961.pdf

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Alcoa Presents: One Step Beyond made its television debut in 1959, nine months before Rod Serling’s classic The Twilight Zone, and paved the way for a generation of television programs devoted to paranormal topics such as the occult, ESP, and ghost stories. One Step Beyond was also where some of Hollywood’s most famous leading men, including Warren Beatty, William Shatner, and Charles Bronson, got their starts in television. This complete reference work to the 96 half-hour episodes that ran for three seasons on ABC also offers a detailed history, extensive commentary and summaries of the critical reception of One Step Beyond as well as coverage of the sequel series produced in 1978 entitled The Next Step Beyond. Complete credits for both series are provided.

Robert E. Howard

By Leon Nielsen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn Code : 147660424X
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reviews : 336
  • Pdf File: robert-e-howard.pdf

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Robert E. Howard published primarily in pulp magazines, creating memorable characters like Conan of Cimmeria. After his suicide at the age of 30, pulps continued publishing Howard material posthumously. His first hardcover book appeared in 1937, a year after his death. That book, A Gent from Bear Creek, is the holy grail for Howard collectors--only 12 original copies are known to exist. This invaluable resource for Howard collectors has information for every known published work. Initial chapters provide a biography, discuss Howard's literary legacy, and give basic tips about book collecting and selling. The main body of the work is a bibliography of Howard's published works from 1925 through 2005. A thorough index locates the publication of every Howard story or poem.

Undead in the West II

By Cynthia J. Miller,A. Bowdoin Van Riper
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Isbn Code : 0810892650
  • Number of Pages : 386
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Reviews : 272
  • Pdf File: undead-in-the-west-ii.pdf

Book Excerpt:

This companion to Undead in the West (Scarecrow 2012) explores the blending of the Western genre with zombies, vampires, mummies, ghosts, and spirits in comics, graphic novels, literature, games, new media, fandom and material culture.

The City When It Rains

By Thomas H. Cook
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn Code : 1453228020
  • Number of Pages : 234
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 130
  • Pdf File: the-city-when-it-rains.pdf

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A photographer struggles to understand a stranger’s suicide There’s nothing special about the woman’s death. It comes over the police radio like any other sad story: a woman found on the sidewalk, killed after plunging from her apartment. But something about the gruesome scene grabs David Corman’s attention. A freelance photographer with a defunct marriage and a career on the skids, he fixates on this mysterious death. Though near starvation, the woman had been buying formula to feed to a baby doll. Before she leapt, she tossed the plastic child out the window. David photographs the dead woman and her pretend child; although he’s jaded, the strange scene stirs his compassion, and he begins researching her past. He’s convinced that his job has shown him the worst the city has to offer. But learning the truth behind this futile suicide will teach David that New York is even uglier than he imagined.

St. Nicholas of Hell's Kitchen

By Cora Buhlert
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  • Publisher : Pegasus Pulp Publishing
  • Isbn Code : 1370889658
  • Number of Pages :
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reviews : 837
  • Pdf File: st-nicholas-of-hell-s-kitchen.pdf

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Christmas time in 1930s New York. After escaping through the chimney of an orphanage in Hell's Kitchen, Richard Blakemore a.k.a. the masked crimefighter known only as the Silencer is mistaken for Santa Claus by one of the children and learns that the orphanage is under siege by both a gang of brutal racketeers and an unscrupulous landlord. Richard vows to help the children and their guardians. However, it turns out that the attacks on the orphanage are only part of a much larger plot, when Richard's quest for justice leads him into the upper echelons of Manhattan's high society. Soon, the Silencer finds himself face to face with one of the most powerful men in the city, while Richard and Constance struggle to save the orphanage and give the children of Hell's Kitchen an unforgettable Christmas. This is a novella of 30000 words or approximately 100 pages in the Silencer series, but may be read as a standalone.